American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish is one of the most famous modern-day pop artists. She has received 9 Grammy Awards, 2 AMAs, and many such accolades. Her most celebrated songs include her debut single Ocean Eyes, Don’t Smile At Me, Lovely, and Bad Guy. However, her recent album hasn’t impressed an eminent publication, and her brother is furious about it.

Billie Eilish at Pukkelpop Festival
Billie Eilish at Pukkelpop Festival | Credits: Wikimedia Commons/crommelincklars

Eilish’s collaborator and brother Finneas vented out his frustration after the singer’s new album received a below-expectation rating. A renowned publication’s judgment has not been received warmly by the collaborator as he has publicly slammed the publication for the rating. 

Billie Eilish’s Average Rating of Her New Album Has Enraged Finneas

Finneas and Billie Eilish | Source: Wikimedia Commons/Raph PH
Finneas and Billie Eilish | Source: Wikimedia Commons/Raph PH

Billie Eilish is a prominent face in the music industry who collaborates with her brother, Finneas, on her music and live shows. The sibling duo released a new studio album, Hit Me Hard and Soft. It’s not only Eilish’s third studio album, but also her first full-length album after Happier Than Ever.

Although a lot of fans have found the album to be captivating, a renowned publication has something else to say. Pitchfork has rated the new Billie Eilish album a mere 6.8. The publication’s low rating hasn’t gone down well with Finneas and in response, the 26-year-old record producer has slammed the publication for its biased judgment. 

The official Pop Crave on X posted the Break My Heart Again singer’s reaction to the review:

They gave ‘Born To Die’ a 5.5 – it’s their whole hater-a** bag.

According to Finneas, Pitchfork is simply being unjust to Eilish and that’s the reason for this unexpected rating. He strongly believes that the album deserves much more critical appreciation, especially when the audience has showered it with love. 

Fans Have Mixed Reactions to This Situation

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish in a still from Lunch music video| Her Official YouTube

Fans have shared their opinions regarding the matter. Finneas’ reaction has received mixed comments on X. Some people agree with him and the rest believe that what Pitchfork did is not entirely wrong. 

Many fans have one common opinion, that critics like Pitchfork shouldn’t be taken so seriously. According to fans, if a critic has rated an album miserably, and yet, the fans love it whole-heartedly, it’s a win on the part of the artist. Here is what some of them had to say:

On the other hand, a handful of fans believe that Pitchfork is right for giving a 6.8 to Hit Me Hard and Soft. According to them, criticizing a work pushes an artist to get better at his/her job. On top of that, fans also have a perspective that there’s no fun in always rewarding a high score to every album that comes out. 

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